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ERIC Number: ED179976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Teacher Grammar and Pupil Achievement in Mathematics.
Forney, Mary Ann; Smith, Lyle R.
A total of 102 fourth grade students were assigned to one of six groups defined by the possible combinations of two pupil ability level conditions (above versus below average ability) and three teacher verbal fluency conditions (good grammar, moderately good grammar, poor grammar). Each group was presented a lesson concerning mathematical concepts. After the lesson, each group was tested for comprehension of the concepts. The good grammar groups achieved significantly higher scores than the moderate grammar groups, but their scores were not significantly higher than the poor grammar groups. It was suggested that the absence of a linear progression might have been caused by the attending behaviors of the students. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (Ellenville, NY, October 24-26, 1979)